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USMC FY19 SEA DRAGON EXPERIMENTATION - OPERATIONS IN THE

Date Signed: 6/5/2018
MARADMINS Number: 313/18

R 051713Z JUN 18
MARADMIN 313/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC CDI//
SUBJ/USMC FY19 SEA DRAGON EXPERIMENTATION – OPERATIONS IN THE INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT//
POC/D. WRIGHT/COLONEL/MCWL/FD, TEL: 703-432-0499/EMAIL: DONALD.WRIGHT@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This is a coordinated Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration (DC, CDI), Deputy Commandant, Plans, Policies, and Operations (DC, PPO), and Deputy Commandant, Information (DC, I) message.
2.  Background.   In 2017, the Marine Corps re-designated the MEF headquarters groups as the MEF information groups (MIG) and released the Information Environment Operations Concept of Employment as key enablers to operate with resilience in a contested network environment.  This approach to Marine Corps operations in the information environment (OIE) will significantly impact future MAGTF operations across all domains. Therefore, experimentation to assess and evolve this nascent organization and its associated concepts is critical.  Sponsored by DC, I and DC, CDI (Information Warfare Integration Division), MCWL/FD will facilitate the conduct and leverage of Marine Corps OIE experimentation in FY19.  For detailed experiment events and goals please contact the personnel in paragraph 5.  This experimentation will utlimately inform DOTMLPF-P implications and POM submissions, ensuring responsible stewardship of precious and limited resources.
3.  Experiment Force.  I MIG is designated as the primary experiment force for OIE experimentation in FY19.  I MIG will not be required to be fully manned prior to experiment events.  It is acknowledged that all Marine Corps units are engaged in some measure of OIE experimentation.  Units are to submit all OIE lessons learned and after-action reports to the local command(apostrophe)s Marine Corps Center For Lessons Learned (MCCLL) program analyst for loading to the Marine Corps Campaign Of Learning Information System within 30 days of exercise completion.  A POC list of MCCLL program analysts that support local commands can be found on the MCCLL website at https:(slash)(slash)www2.mccll.usmc.mil under the contact us dropdown menu.
4.  An OIE assessment conference will be conducted in late FY19/early FY20 to inform and support combat capability development decisions and inform future experimentation requirements.
5.  Overall MCWL/FD POC for OIE experimentation is Colonel Donald Wright (donald.wright@usmc.mil, G-3, MCWL/FD 703-432-0499. Additional MCWL/FD POCS are: S and T Division – Lieutenant Colonel John Kolb (john.g.kolb(at)usmc.mil), Wargaming Division – Lieutenant Colonel Andre Salvanera (andre.salvanera@usmc.mil) and Experiment Division – Mr. R.J. Colson (randall.colson.ctr@usmc.mil).  DC, PPO POCS are Colonel Anthony Henderson (anthony.henderson@usmc.mil) and Lieutenant Colonel Jason Brown (jason.p.brown@usmc.mil). DC, I POC is Colonel Brian McAvoy (brian.mcavoy@usmc.mil).
6.  Release authorized by Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh, Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration.//